Frank Brooks Lecture
Dr Brooks was a renowned GI physiologist and was viewed as one of the founding fathers of the field. To that end, Dr. Brooks started the journal Digestive Diseases and Sciences, serving as its first Editor-in-Chief. Recognized nationally and internationally, Dr. Brooks was President of the American Gastroenterology Association in 1980, and won several awards, including its highest one, the Julius Friedenwald Medal. He trained and mentored a generation of students, residents and GI fellows. As described by Dr. Paul Webster, 1978 APA President, Dr. Frank Brooks was a gentleman of the first order, and an individual who supported young investigators and young academicians, a motivator, an organizer, an inspiration and a clinical leader.
2022 Anna Gukovskaya PhD | Unraveling Pancreatitis Puzzles
2021 Miklos Sahin-Toth MD | Hereditary Pancreatitis: 25 Years of an Evolving Paradigm
2020 Julia Mayerle MD | Immune Mechanisms and Their Role in Influencing the Outcomes in Pancreatitis: Cytokine Storm, SIRS-CARS
2019 Half Century of Pancreatic Cell Biology and Beyond Symposium
2018 Timothy Wang, MD | The Role of Nerves and Inflammation in Pancreatic Cancer
2017 Ronald M. Evans, PhD | Controlling Stroma to Corral Pancreatic Cancer
2016 Craig Logsdon, PhD | The Stressed Acinar Cell: Adapt, Die or Disaster
2015 Matthias Hebrok, PhD | Defining Progenitor Cells for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
2014 Anil Rustgi, MD | A New Perspective on IPMN, PanIN and PDAC Pathogenesis
2013 Steven D. Leach, MD | Ending the Beginning: Targeting PanIN Initiation and Progression
2012 Minoti Apte, MBBS, MMedSci, PhD | A Journey To, and With, the Stars of the Pancreas : Pivotal Roles of Pancreatic Stellate Cells in Health and Disease
2011 Michael Karin, PhD | Obesity, Autophagy & Infl ammation: Common Features in the Pathogenesis and Etiology of Liver and Pancreatic Cancers
2010 Jean Morisset, PhD | The Implication of CCK Receptors in Pancreatic Cancer Development: a Myth or a Neglected Possibility?
2009 Anirban Maitra, MBBS | Pancreatic Cancer in the Post-Genomics Era: Are we ready to take the road less traveled?
2008 John A. Williams, MD, PhD | Mechanisms of Pancreatic Growth Regulation by CCK and Nutrients
2007 J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD | G Protein-regulated Signaling Networks and Cancer: What Have We Learned?
2006 Jonathan Cohn, MD | Mutations in CFTR and Pancreatic Disease
2005 Markus M. Lerch, MD | The Innocent First Minutes of Disaster-How Pancreatitis Begins
PAUL WEBSTER LECTURE
2022 Darwin L. Conwell MD, MSc | Biomarker Development in Chronic Pancreatitis: An Update from PROCEED
2021 Vijay P. Singh MBBS | What I Learned from Pancreatitis
2020 Eileen M. O’Reilly MD | Genomics Era in Pancreas Cancer: Truth or Fiction?
2019 Paul Webster Symposium | Half Century of Progress in Pancreatic Surgery and Beyond
2018 Nageshwar Reddy, MD | Five Decades of the Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy – The Changing Scenario
2017 Markus M. Lerch MD | The Shifting Landscape of Pancreatitis
2016 David Patrick Ryan, MD | Pancreatic Cancer in 2017: Where Are We and Where Are We Heading?
2015 Pramod Garg, MD | Why Have We Failed in Developing a Therapy For Pancreatitis?
2014 Andrew L. Warshaw, MD | Appropriate Health Care: A Surgeon’s View of the Patient with Pancreatic Disease
Past APA Final Programs
A pre-meeting symposium has been a great way to gather experts in a particular field and publish guidelines for patient care.
(2014) Acute Pancreatitis: Progress & Challenges
(2014) APA/Kenner Family Research Fund: Early Detection of Sporadic Pancreatic Cancer Summit Conference
(2013) State of the Science in Idiopathic Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis
(2012) Evidence-based Guidelines for the Management of Acute Pancreatitis
(2011) Practice Guidelines in Chronic Pancreatitis
(2010) Interventions in Pancreatic Necrosis